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"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by its lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." Maya Angelou died last night; the cause is still unknown. She was 86. And while there will be countless paeans to Angelou's poetry, the lyricism of her words pales in comparison to the singularity of the life she led. Born in 1928, Angelou's peripatetic childhood was the focal...
Dr. Maya Angelou, the famed poet, writer and activist, has died. She was 86. According to Time, Dr. Angelou was found unresponsive in her Winston-Salem, NC home and the news was later broken by the Winston-Salem Mayor's office. Angelou will be most remembered as the author of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, her 1969 autobiography, which set a record, spending two years on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list and remains a staple of required reading...

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